Taras Dzyubanskyy holds a B.A. in Philosophy and studied at various papal institutes in the Vatican. He obtained his PhD in Theology and Interreligious Dialogue in 2012. Taras has deepened his involvement in interfaith dialogue by working in Kazakhstan and in Eastern Ukraine, and by teaching religion courses at St. Maurice Catholic School in Stamford. In 2010, he received a prestigious Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies, which enabled him to pursue his doctoral degree and to get acquainted with the study of Judaism and other religions. Since October 2012, Taras has been working as an adviser to the mayor of Lviv for religious and ecumenical issues. In May 2013, he inaugurated an interfaith center “Libertas”, the first of its kind in Ukraine. Since its creation, the center has held over 30 ecumenical and interreligious events in view of promoting dialogue and understanding among different religious groups. Taras has been awarded with several distinctions related to his innovative approach on interfaith dialogue and social issues. He is now an adviser to the President of the Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry on social issues. Taras is strongly committed to promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue. He believes that people of different faiths have a lot to offer to humanity.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Ukraine
City of Residency: Lviv, Ukraine